Sunday, July 29, 2007

iPod fashions

As my husband's ipod is his favorite toy, he is very concerned about its care and safety. And so for the first time he asked me to make a case for it, one spacious enough to hold both the pod as well as the accompanying headphones and wires. Initially, I made him one a few months back which was a modification of PDA carrying case from, done in black and grey.

Then I had another idea and sewed him one out of blue denim. This one had separate pockets for ipod and its accesories and you could use the ipod without taking it out of the case. this one was a real hit!

Now this week, I decided to carry out the same design in knitting with moderate success. As my husband tells me, knitted one is more attractive but the denim one is sturdier. We don't have felted yarn available in our area, otherwise I think it would be a nice choice for an ipod case.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

baby chic


· Cotton thread size 10: multicoloured 2 balls, grey 1 ball, white 1 ball and small amount of pink.
· A pair of knitting needles 3.00mm
· Crochet hook steel size 1.00mm
· A small piece of grey silk fabric
· Sewing needle and thread.

Row 1: k1, p1, repeat to the end, turn.
Row 2: p1, k1, repeat to the end, turn.
Repeat these 2 rows.


Basic band:
Use two strands throughout. With 3.00mm needles, cast on 8 sts. Continue in seed st till the piece measures 40cm (16 inches ) without stretching. Cast off.

Pink Flower:
Using the crochet hook, ch 6, join in the first ch with sl st.
Next round: Ch 2, 2dc, 1sc in the first chain, ( 1sc, 2dc, 1sc all in the next ch ), repeat 4times.Join with sip st to the beg of the round. (six petals formed).

Sew together the smaller edges of the band. Place the flower over the seam and stitch in place.


Basic band:
Make the same as the one for the multicolored band, except that use one strand of grey and one of white color.

Larger flower: take a strip of grey silk 6 cm wide and about 25 cm long. Fold lengthwise,-wrong sides facing in and iron lightly. Hand stitch the open edges tog with running st. pull up the thread and roll the fabric into a rosebud shape.
Smaller flowers: same as the large flower except take a 4 cm wide piece of fabric. Make two.

Sew together the smaller edges of the band. Place the flowers over the seam and stitch in place.

Knitting Gallery

New to blogging, I don't really know where to start. As I love to knit and crochet, I want to organize/showcase my projects.